Welcome to the Badger Sett (Part 3 – the master bedroom and the ‘Claire lair’)

Today is the third and final part of our little tour around the new pad! I feel like I should have Europe playing in the background or something, lol!

Master bedroom

Our new (very noisy) alarm clock. It’s tick-tock is lovely and quiet, but its bbbbrrrrrrring could rouse the dead! Should come in handy for those 6 am starts in February!

(A badger in every room)…this is mini badger – he cost me a pound and is just the teeniest, tiniest little badger ever.

(A badger in every room…) A badger plate (we have a few of these – ta very much, ebay!)

Fingal Finger-Badger chillaxing…

Our lovely picture, which we have yet to hang. What is it with moving and artwork?

This is our draught excluder, sent to us as a housewarming present from lovely Cat. He’s both adorable and functional 🙂 I just need to name him now…

Ah. Makes me sleepy just looking at it!


The Claire-lair is also known as our spare room, but as it contains my desk and laptop, my shelves of books and a very comfy bed upon which I can sprawl and read, I spend a goodly amount of my time in here!

The basket of cards and writing goodies….always delightful to put pen to paper.
Mmmmm, another bed. That shelf next to it is my current ‘to-read’ pile!

The last of the unpacking (some of which I’ve done since taking this photo. High five to self!)

I love this little stack of boxes, a gift from T.dot, one of my pupils last year. I think they might come in handy for hiding Matthew presents later in the year too – aren’t they just begging to be filled with goodies, wrapped, and stashed under the tree?

My desk, my joy. To the right is the digita; frame I was kindly given when I left my last job. There was no room for it in the old place, so it’s nice to have it out at long last!

There are 80 love hearts in this vase. Some are paper clips, some are paper, some are heart shaped buttons. They represent the 80 pounds I am aiming to lose over the next two years. I’ve started working towards this goal, and at the end of each month I’ll be writing a post and monitoring my progress. Should be an incentive! Oh, and each ‘heart’ is £10 I can then spend on myself – on new workout gear, on a haircut, on whatever…

We shall see – first heart post will be on the 31st, where I’ll be assessing July & August together….I’m hoping for 5 – 7 pounds over summer break. Will the visit home next week help or hinder this ambition, I wonder?

There they are…

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  1. Shan
    5th August 2010 / 12:11 pm

    I love the alarm clock, so cute! And the to-read pile! And I think your heart vase is such a beautiful and inspirational idea. Thanks for showing us your place. I feel like I got to know you so much more through this little tour.

  2. Wiwille
    5th August 2010 / 5:17 pm

    Mmmm candy.

  3. Siobhan
    5th August 2010 / 5:38 pm

    That alarm clock is so lovely. As is your home and your welcome:)

  4. Riot Kitty
    6th August 2010 / 4:35 am

    I love it. It's like visiting the Paperchase store!

  5. Boonsong
    6th August 2010 / 7:13 am

    Great stuff! I won't badger you about where you bought it all.All the best, Boonsong

  6. Christielli
    7th August 2010 / 2:18 pm

    I love all of your pictures. I don't think I could sleep with a tick tock alarm clock, but it is very nice.That's a cool motivation strategy that you have devised!

  7. Eunece
    18th October 2010 / 6:38 pm

    Just tell me if you want to get rid of your very noisy alarm clock, my hubby is in desperate need=)

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